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1. City Bus (2015)

13 min | Short, Drama, Romance

10.0
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On Helen's 35th birthday her usual bus changes route, taking her back to a place from her youth, to the day she stopped living.

Director: Lauren Hoekstra | Stars: Del Brown, Kristi Clainos, Michelle DeFraites, Scott Engrotti

Votes: 5

2. Nightlife (2011)

14 min | Short, Drama, Romance

9.8
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Two NYC teenagers form a fragile bond that gets them through a difficult night.

Director: Shandor Garrison | Stars: Antone Pagán, Adam Soto, Robyn Weiss, Olivia Whelan

Votes: 5

3. Gen RX (2014)

8 min | Short, Action, Adventure

9.6
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A dystopian action thriller set in the near future. Health pills are provided to citizens by the government to help maintain health and happiness. A young woman named Sarah (played by ... See full summary »

Director: John Taschner | Stars: Katie Barth, Melissa Marie Elias, Aaron Groben, Andrew Espinoza Long

Votes: 34

4. Obituaries (2014)

13 min | Short, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A chronicle of lives lost in a school shooting. In the wake of another tragedy, we get a glimpse of each victim and see who they were, who they loved, who they hurt, and who they wanted to be.

Director: Ryan Moody | Stars: James Franco, Wes Robinson, Lenny von Dohlen, Justin Lee

Votes: 44

5. Masculinity & Me (2010)

Short

7.7
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Lurid monologues about rape and murder.

Directors: James Franco, Russell Sheaffer | Stars: James Franco, Russell Sheaffer

Votes: 38

6. Grow a Guy (2014)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.7
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When Trevor needs to prove that he has other friends, he decides to purchase a Grow-a-Guy.

Directors: Osmany Rodriguez, Matt Villines | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, James Franco

Votes: 20

7. Heaven (II) (2017)

Short, Music

7.4
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In this series of ten short videos in honor of Stevie Wonder, artists perform a unique interpretation of his classic, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."

Directors: Jessica Neuman, Mike Rosenthal | Stars: David Arquette, Matt Bomer, John Cho, Miranda Cosgrove

Votes: 5

8. Lily (II) (2014)

17 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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With Nick Gomez (of Walking Dead and Dexter) and produced by James Franco, 'Lily' is based on a one act play by Tennessee Williams called 'Why Do You Smoke So Much, Lily?' Currently being ... See full summary »

Director: Zach Singer | Stars: Nick Gomez, Caitlin Singer

Votes: 7

9. Rebel (II) (2011)

Short

7.3
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Video installation piece which features a collaboration of many artists that is inspired by Nicholas Ray's classic Rebel Without A Cause. Korine whose work has often responded to street ... See full summary »

Directors: James Franco, Douglas Gordon, Harmony Korine | Stars: Suzan Averitt, Adarsha Benjamin, Tamzin Brown, Carina Christmas

Votes: 54

10. 127 Hours: An Extraordinary View (2010)

35 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Director: Christina Voros | Stars: Danny Boyle, Enrique Chediak, Anthony Dod Mantle, James Franco

Votes: 11

11. The Clerk's Tale (2010)

Short, Drama

7.1
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Based on the eponymous poem by Spencer Reece, The Clerk's Tale is a psychological portrait of a gay man trapped in the monotonous routine of life at a high-end menswear store. For Spencer, ... See full summary »

Director: James Franco | Stars: Charles Dance, John Kelly, Vince Jolivette, Shandor Garrison

Votes: 15

12. Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper (2017)

5 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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The main crew of the Covenant and their android Walter enjoy a final meal before cryosleep on their way to a remote planet.

Director: Luke Scott | Stars: Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, Nathaniel Dean, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 2,275

13. The Car Kid (2002)

TV-G | 15 min | Short

6.9
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Two unlikely heroes become connected through their love of music, and on the day they meet, their lives are changed forever. Stars James Franco ("Spiderman"), Brad Renfro; features Meat Loaf.

Director: Tricia Brock | Stars: James Franco, Meat Loaf, Brad Renfro, Mark Anthony Williams

Votes: 72

14. Grasshopper (2006)

20 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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Grasshopper is the tragic story of two people fighting to break down the walls which stand in the way of human communication. Travis hides behind technology, such as cell phones and ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Kmetz | Stars: James Franco, Rachel Miner, Brad Light, Dawn Anderson

Votes: 111

15. Herbert White (2010)

14 min | Short

6.5
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Short film about a psychopath from his own point of view.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Michael Shannon, Coby Batty, Ramon Frazier, Amanda Gall

Votes: 133

16. Guests (2014)

12 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.5
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When Charlie (Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez) and his family move to a warmer climate for the sake of his father's (played by Matthew Modine) illness, he finds himself teetering between ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Columbus | Stars: Rico Rodriguez, Matthew Modine, Tanner Buchanan, Priscilla Garita

Votes: 27

17. Rebel Dabble Babble (2012)

Short

6.4
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Directors: Damon McCarthy, Paul McCarthy | Stars: Paul McCarthy, Elyse Poppers, James Franco, Suzan Averitt

Votes: 14

18. The 4%: Film's Gender Problem (2016)

Documentary, Short

6.4
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Director: Caroline Suh | Stars: Judd Apatow, Lake Bell, Patricia Clarkson, Toni Collette

Votes: 21

19. Dream (II) (2012)

1 min | Short

6.3
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Director: James Franco

Votes: 26

20. Mean People Suck (2001)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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Three stubborn teenagers place a bet over which one of them is the meanest.

Director: Matthew Cole Weiss | Stars: Dominique Swain, James Franco, Eric Christian Olsen, Beverley Mitchell

Votes: 180

22. Gucci Sunglasses (2014)

1 min | Short

6.1
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Director: James Franco | Stars: Natalia Bonifacci, James Franco

Votes: 15

23. The Feast of Stephen (2009)

5 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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A short about bullies and homosexuality.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Remy Germinario, Ty Anania, Louis Anania, Phil Naess

Votes: 201

24. Miss Famous (2015)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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All Monica wants is to be wanted. But can she get past her fantasies in order see the truth about her life and desires? This film is part of the UCLA James Franco Collaborative.

Director: Shadae Lamar Smith | Stars: Ella Anderson, Tony Cox, Joshua James Davis, Leslie Jones

Votes: 16

25. A Walk in Winter (2015)

14 min | Short, Crime, Drama

4.9
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When Conrad returns to his hometown to identify his mother's body, he is forced to confront the painful memories of his childhood.

Director: Ryan Moody | Stars: James Franco, Abigail Spencer, Jack Kehler, Max Leifman

Votes: 32

26. Palace (2017)

20 min | Short, Drama | Completed

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Director: Marcus C.W. Chan | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Olivia Crocicchia, Ben Kacsandi, Adam Budron

27. Suburban Memoir (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama

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A mesmerizing account of how the world's largest suburb was created.

Directors: Zane Johnson, Mark Maris, Lauren Marie Morrison | Stars: Mageina Tovah, Jim Parrack, Kennedy Tucker, Jason Stuart

28. Chipped (III) (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama | Completed

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A teenage girl goes out one night with some of the "cooler kids" and is exposed to the reality of drugs and partying while trying to fit in.

Director: Violet Paley | Stars: Violet Paley, Marie Laurin, Harper Cullen, Oona Oglesby

29. A Love Story (VI) (2016)

Short

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A woman uses a man for sexual pleasures and one night, things take a turn she never expected.

Director: David McElroy | Stars: Brooke Butler, Mike Erwin, Francisco San Martin

30. Respectability (2015)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Set in the early 20th century, young man George Willard encounters the railroad station agent Wash Williams and learns from him the origins of his bitter attitude to life--his failed ... See full summary »

Director: Richard H. Perry | Stars: Rico Diaz, Peggy Glenn, Cornelia Grimsmo, Jack Herndon

31. The Sweet Taste of Redemption (2015)

13 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

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An alcoholic who blames himself for his daughter's death is given a chance at redemption by a mysterious bar owner with an addiction all his own.

Director: Tarek Tohme | Stars: Gary Bairos, Flavor Flav, Eileen Solomon, Ava Williams

32. Aborshits (2015)

9 min | Short, Comedy

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An experienced lesbian picks up a woman at a bar for her first homosexual experience.

Director: Brandon DiPaolo | Stars: Jessica Starr Folger, Angela Olson, Aaron Cavette, Alejandro Barrios

33. Mandroid (2016)

13 min | Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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PL8-0, a janitorial cyborg, manages obsolete technology in an isolated warehouse. When his charging mechanism malfunctions, he must venture into the "outside world" and seek help before his... See full summary »

Director: Victoria Rose | Stars: Eric Carpenter, Josh Peck, Dale Raoul

34. The Magic Tower (2013)

Short

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Director: Kerry Mondragon | Star: James Franco

35. Mother (X) (2015)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Balbinka Korzeniowska | Stars: Marguerite French, Jack Herndon, Sarah Lyddan, Jenn Miller

36. Jeffrey (I) (2012)

11 min | Short, Biography

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Jeffrey is a short film that is based on Jeffrey Dahmer, a serial killer who murdered more than twenty young boys in the late 80's and early 90's. But this film explores a different side of... See full summary »

Director: Nina Ljeti | Stars: Zachary Infante, Marcus Rinehart

37. XR91 BioRebellion 2.0 (2013)

20 min | Short, Comedy

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Meet Darren Bost, an earnest but blundering grad student at one of the Nation's top film schools. With little support from his highbrow colleagues, he struggles to produce his overwrought ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Huffaker | Stars: Andrew Carpenter, Ellen Clifford, Tom Demar, Alexia Dox

38. Winesburg: Death (2015)

10 min | Short, Drama

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A dying housewife finds new life in a final love. Adapted from Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio" short story.

Director: Suzie Philippot | Stars: Doug Brochu, Marguerite French, David Garrett, Samuel Kay

39. Acting Class (2013)

Short, Comedy

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The members of an acting class led by a egomaniacal guru are followed by a documentary film crew.

Directors: David Garrett, Stacey Miller | Stars: Sean Michael Allen, Lloyd Culberson, Christina Maria Davis, Joshua Denhardt

40. The Strength of God (2015)

11 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Meedo Taha | Stars: Mats Ecklund, Jessica Starr Folger, Taylor Miller, Nick Rapp

41. Black Mantis (2015)

5 min | Short, Drama

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A sexual assault survivor gets revenge on her attacker by kidnapping and torturing him through her version of a male abortion.

Director: James Eden | Stars: Claire McKey, Jovan Thomas, Magali Widmer-Brown

42. Burden of Proof (2015)

6 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Jacqui Blue | Stars: Michelle Arthur, Alejandro Barrios, Jacqueline Bustamante, Alon Dina

43. Milk: Hollywood Comes to San Francisco (2009)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Allan Baird, Dustin Lance Black, Brandon Boyce, Josh Brolin

44. Almost Not Beautiful (2014)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Two estranged sisters are reunited back at their childhood home after going their own separate ways, only to discover that some bonds can never be repaired.

Director: Sarah Kruchowski | Stars: Lili Brennan, June Conniff, Kellie Corbett, Rebecca Ellen Evans

45. Out of Business

Short, Drama

A young woman chooses between the love of her life and a life on the run.

Director: Bobby Brodney | Stars: Keith Bramlette, Charlotte Gleason

46. Liberatum Inspiring Creativity (2014)

Short

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Directors: Tomas Auksas, Pablo Ganguli | Stars: Lee Daniels, Karen Elson, Tracey Emin, James Franco